Divers Institute’s faculty and curriculum are respected throughout an industry that employs our graduates all over the globe. Our program trains divers to excel throughout the commercial diving industry, from offshore petroleum production to inland underwater construction, nuclear power diving, and any other commercial/industrial underwater work.
DIT has an 86% employment rate: In classes starting between June 2018 and May 2019, 198 grads were employed in the commercial diving industry out of 230 grads available for employment. (DIT’s placement rates are verified internally and by a third-party verifier).
In classes that started between June 2018 and May 2019, 240 students graduated out of the 266 available for graduation, a 90% graduation rate.
Commercial divers often work weeks or months at a time on sub-sea construction, pipelines, oil rigs, and ships, performing a wide variety of tasks including construction, inspection, demolition, salvage, and ships husbandry. Inland divers maintain piers, dams, bridges, irrigation systems, and water tanks throughout the U.S., including the cooling ponds of the nuclear industry. If it’s a job underwater, our grads have the necessary skills.
DIT’s international certification from the DCBC (Divers Certification Board of Canada) enables our graduates to work globally. Overseas, underwater and on the move, the one place you’ll never find yourself is stuck behind a desk.
Since diving requires a unique skill set, the industry promotes from within. As long as you maintain good health and physical fitness, you can dive well into your 50’s. The industry will take you as far as you want to go.
The Offshore commercial diving industry is where about half of DIT graduates begin their careers. The term offshore refers work that takes place on vessels and platforms in the open ocean both domestically and abroad. Imagine a floating football stadium that gets blasted with heavy storms or hurricanes a few months a year and you start to have some idea of the magnitude of inspection, maintenance, and repair work that divers are a huge part of offshore.